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Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]


The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] is a platform for sharing computer- and IT-based media technology. YCAM hosts a variety of performances, exhibitions, screenings, events, workshops and lectures. YCAM’s ‘InterLab’ comprises a group of experts in adapting the latest in media technologies to creative endeavours. YCAM InterLab collaborates with visiting artists and outside engineers, as well as other cultural facilities and research institutions.


Kiara Bruggeman, FameLab 2015 "people's choice" winner, with trophy

2015 PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER: Kiara Bruggeman

Australian National University

Kiara Bruggeman is an engineer studying stem cells. Bruggeman's FameLab presentation explained her research on damaged cells within the human body, which exist within a watery matrix that gives them support and instructions - and how, by manufacturing nanoscale materials with similar physical, chemical, and biological properties of this matrix, we can trick stem cells into thinking that they should become healthy brain cells.


Watch Kiara's presentation at the national final in Perth.

Department of Education

Australian Government, Department of Education and Training


The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality early childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

BT Global Services


BT Global Services is a networked IT Services business that operates globally and delivers locally to help its customers succeed BT Australasia has a unique breadth of scope, reach and capability, bringing together communications and networked IT products and services securely and efficiently. 


ACCELERATE 2014 recipient  Carly Lane.

Carly Lane

Curator, WA

Carly is a member of the Kalkadoon people of north-west Queensland and an art curator based in Perth. Lane specialises in Aboriginal art and anthropology and has worked as a curator and researcher at a number of institutions, including the Berndt Museum of Anthropology, the Art Gallery of WA and the National Museum and National Gallery of Australia. She was the inaugural curator of the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards and the curator of the second National Indigenous Art Triennial. 

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ACCELERATE 13 Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Visual Arts, Qld

Michael Cook is an award-winning contemporary artist, whose work has been curated into a host of survey exhibitions including: The 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7), Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art; UnDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the 29th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory; and 19th Biennale of Sydney.



Natalie McKirdy

University of Queensland

Using silk to save your sight

Silkworms spin cocoons made of strong fibres surrounded by a sticky, glue-like coating that holds the structure together. Silk threads, whether they’re being made into medical sutures or scarves, have the glue-like coating removed, leaving only the strong fibres for dyeing and weaving. Natalie McKirdy is investigating this protective coating as a potential treatment for macular degeneration.